“Exploration” has meant many things to me over the course of my life, from big expeditions like being 40 miles into the backcountry, to small adventures like taking a walk around the neighborhood. It may seem like the whole world has been discovered already, but I believe we are still in the age of exploration. And the Your Shot community is a perfect example of how exploration is alive, well, and continually practiced in countries all around the world. Exploration is a broad topic, but you all took this idea and ran with it— and it showed!
Curiosity, tradition, and culture were present throughout the 12,000+ photos you submitted, and I’ve left this assignment feeling inspired and in awe at the world around us. Thank you all for showing us your best images. I was surprised at not only the amount of submissions, but also the way you all incorporated exploration into your daily lives and work. I hope you continue to dig deeper into what this theme means to you and take a closer look at the world around us. Wishing you all the best adventures!
Nat Geo Explorer